Following his injury during the final Munster game prior to the Six Nations, Peter O’Mahony is a concern.

Limerick , Ireland - 13 December 2023; Peter O'Mahony during Munster rugby squad training at University of Limerick in Limerick. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Following his selection as Ireland’s captain for the Six Nations this week, Peter O’Mahony’s health is a concern.

In the 60th minute of Munster’s Champions Cup 26-23 loss to Northampton Saints at Thomond Park this evening, O’Mahony was involved in a hard collision.

The 34-year-old was given some treatment on the field before being removed, but as he exited the field with Ireland manager Andy Farrell in attendance, he didn’t seem to be having any trouble.

O’Mahony might have had a hip problem, though, as Reds manager Graeme Rowntree acknowledged, saying, “With Pete, we’ll get an injury report tomorrow.”

“Pete’s got a couple of little bangs there, we’ll see what tomorrow brings.”

Tom Ahern, O’Mahony’s colleague and one of the Ireland squad’s training panellists, seemed to have a knee injury and then took a knee to the head in an incident that resulted in Curtis Langdon of the Saints receiving a red card.

After Ahern was wheeled off the field, Rowntree announced that he would spend the night in the hospital.

The Munster boss said, “With Tom, we’ll see tomorrow; we’ll get a report on him then.”

Paddy Patterson was named in the matchday squad in lieu of Conor Murray, who is also part of the Ireland team for their Six Nations title defence.

Murray was also expected to start on the bench against the Saints, but he was sick.

Ulster is eliminated from the competition following their loss to Harlequins, but Leinster and Munster have advanced to the round of 16.

Once the final pool games are played tomorrow, the provinces will know their fate.

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